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# gay-rights - Thursday 6 January, 2022

'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 12:08 AM 56,211 Views 34 Comments
  • Ireland could follow the UK's lead and exonerate gay men later this year, Órla Ryan reports
  • A working group is set to submit a progress report to the Justice Minister this month and its final report later this year
  • Hundreds of gay men were convicted under laws later repealed when homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993

# gay-rights - Monday 2 August, 2021

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief
# Irish Society
# Irish Society

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief

Aug 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 29,924 Views 41 Comments

Vice Admiral Mellett said gender conditioning away from military life begins in childhood for women.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 22,101 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

May 27th 2020, 10:23 PM 20,278 Views 5 Comments

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

May 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,019 Views 31 Comments

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

# gay-rights - Friday 9 August, 2019

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'
# 1982
# 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

Aug 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 33,240 Views 33 Comments

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

# gay-rights - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia
# Front Line Defenders
# Front Line Defenders

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia

May 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,576 Views 24 Comments

Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.

# gay-rights - Monday 1 April, 2019

Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults'
# Hot Water
From The42
# Hot Water

Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults'

Apr 1st 2019, 7:18 PM 4,621 Views 6 Comments

The inquiry follows a complaint lodged last week by two French gay rights groups.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

Mar 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 7,013 Views 14 Comments

The 37-year-old defended himself on social media after the incident, saying that “he loved everyone”.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Nov 6th 2018, 7:06 PM 8,706 Views 4 Comments

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

# gay-rights - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

Sep 9th 2018, 10:30 AM 22,430 Views 41 Comments

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

Jul 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 13,060 Views 50 Comments

Last month, the Government apologised to men historically convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex activity.

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland
# 25th Anniversary
# 25th Anniversary

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Jun 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 40,092 Views 37 Comments

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# gay-rights - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Brian Merriman: 'Identity theatre is always relevant'
# Column
# Column

Brian Merriman: 'Identity theatre is always relevant'

May 13th 2018, 3:00 PM 14,115 Views 2 Comments

I dramatise stories that were impossible to imagine could be told or staged, writes Brian Merriman.

# gay-rights - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York

Mar 17th 2018, 7:05 AM 15,123 Views 31 Comments

The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

# gay-rights - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years
# Silver Anniversary
# Silver Anniversary

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years

Aug 5th 2017, 8:15 AM 4,810 Views 3 Comments

Dublin’s LGBT film festival Gaze was set up in 1992 – a year before homosexuality was decriminalised.

# gay-rights - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men
# Chechnya
# Chechnya

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Jul 16th 2017, 11:13 AM 24,952 Views 92 Comments

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

# gay-rights - Saturday 24 June, 2017

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment
# Survey
# Survey

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

Jun 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,383 Views 61 Comments

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

# gay-rights - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

May 26th 2017, 8:43 AM 13,414 Views 70 Comments

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
# Love Is Love
# Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,450 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
# Christianity
# Christianity

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,597 Views 87 Comments

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# gay-rights - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65
# RIP
# RIP

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65

Apr 1st 2017, 3:17 PM 14,745 Views 13 Comments

The former soldier was heavily involved within the San Francisco LGBT rights movement.

# gay-rights - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Jan 28th 2017, 1:04 PM 57,754 Views 119 Comments

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

# gay-rights - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist
# Campaigner
# Campaigner

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist

Dec 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 12,212 Views 100 Comments

He was outed by the press in 1998, and went on to become a major supporter of HIV campaigns

# gay-rights - Thursday 22 December, 2016

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'
# Transgender
# Transgender

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Dec 22nd 2016, 3:25 PM 14,887 Views 41 Comments

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

# gay-rights - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

Nov 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 10,389 Views 16 Comments

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?

Oct 25th 2016, 10:15 AM 40,310 Views 307 Comments

The owners of Ashers Bakery were found guilty of discrimination.

# gay-rights - Monday 15 August, 2016

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US
# Questionnaire
# Questionnaire

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

Aug 15th 2016, 5:27 PM 19,115 Views 130 Comments

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 July, 2016

‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway
# Interview
# Interview

‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway

Jul 24th 2016, 7:45 AM 42,540 Views 92 Comments

The Irish model who’s breaking assumptions about gender.

# gay-rights - Monday 13 June, 2016

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting
# City Hall
# City Hall

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting

Jun 13th 2016, 7:57 PM 32,742 Views 174 Comments

A large crowd – some draped in rainbow flags and holding balloons and other items – gathered at about 7pm this evening for the vigil.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay
# Criminal Offence
# Criminal Offence

Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay

May 4th 2016, 10:05 PM 21,065 Views 54 Comments

Engaging in gay sex is a criminal offence in Kenya.

# gay-rights - Friday 20 November, 2015

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights
# Utah
# Utah

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights

Nov 20th 2015, 6:05 AM 13,644 Views 61 Comments

The church declared that the children of gay couples cannot be blessed or baptised until they turn 18.

# gay-rights - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views - McAleese
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views - McAleese

Nov 12th 2015, 3:31 PM 14,643 Views 235 Comments

The former president told The Irish Catholic the Church was a conduit for ‘toxic’ homophobia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
# Bad Taste
# Bad Taste

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

Oct 29th 2015, 4:39 PM 73,221 Views 224 Comments

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

# gay-rights - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians
# USSRYou Serious?
# USSRYou Serious?

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:20 PM 13,103 Views 62 Comments

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# gay-rights - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke
# Don't Hang Up
# Don't Hang Up

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Sep 24th 2015, 10:12 PM 22,172 Views 24 Comments

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# gay-rights - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call
# Putin On A Show
# Putin On A Show

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Sep 17th 2015, 10:18 AM 18,112 Views 32 Comments

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

# gay-rights - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'
# Israel
# Israel

'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'

Aug 9th 2015, 11:15 AM 22,415 Views 24 Comments

The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage
# Dear Enda
# Dear Enda

READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage

Aug 4th 2015, 5:30 AM 29,394 Views 137 Comments

Bible verses, high praise, ‘gay fever’, and ‘Enda Kelly.’

# gay-rights - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges
# Thailand
# Thailand

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

Jul 24th 2015, 2:03 PM 26,898 Views 135 Comments

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

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